Pasqueflower or 'Pulsatilla vulgaris'
is a Spring wildflower described by Geoffrey Grigson, "The
Englishman's Flora", as "a fair claim to being the most
dramatically and exotically beautiful of all English plants."
Can be found around the time of Easter and is known as the
'anemone of Passiontide'. According to legend, "springs from
the blood of Viking Warriors and grows upon their graves."
This striking, purple wildflower is now very rare in the
UK, restricted to just a few chalk and limestone grasslands in
the Chilterns, Cotswolds, East Anglia and Lincolnshire.